Carowinds Photo TR (5/11-5/13)

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Carowinds Photo TR (5/11-5/13)

Postby tngdiablo » Tue May 15, 2007 6:43 pm

So I finished up my spring semester last Monday and had a week off before I started my summer session (today). I was really bored the whole week because there was only so much Guitar Hero that could be played, so I decided, what the heck, I'll drive to Charlotte and go to Carowinds. Stayed in Pineville at the Hampton Inn which I got through my cousin so it was only $30/night. Got to the park around 11 on Friday, stayed until almost closing. Did some stuff around Charlotte on Saturday and then went back to the park on Sunday for a few hours.
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Entrance sign
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Carolina Cyclone, not a terrible ride, but nothing special
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Hurler...*shudders*
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Not as good as the one at KD
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The top section was not braked, quite surprising, like the one at Hershey
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Meh
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NAILED!
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Definitely didn't ride because I didn't have a change of clothes, or a towel, nor am I stupid
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One year ejection from park for standing on ride? Sure, why not...
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I was expecting this one to be like Chang, aka rough and tumble.
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For you lift hill enthusiasts
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Vortex...through Vortex. The ride turned out to be smooth and very decent.
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Yay for Confederate flags!
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The only other inversion on Vortex
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3 Point Challenge, I burned $15 on this and all I got was a basketball... :(
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BORG. The BORG. Zorg? Someone actually called it Zorg.
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Had a bit of a rattle, but it's a Vekoma so it was expected. Very forceful through the loop. Me like.
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Vortex in the water.
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You've seen it before.
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Forwards side, no airtime but fairly smooth. Backwards side, painful ejector airtime and much spinal adjustment.
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Pretty theming.
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Left the park to drop something off in the car and grabbed this picture while in two different states! Zomg!!!1
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See this Six Flags? Lost KIDS, not lost PARENTS.
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Fairly Odd Coaster was fairly not bad for what it is.
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For you Derek.
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Some airtime through the Immelmann.
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Made sure that this was credit number 150. And it was well worth it. Sick ride.
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Cedar Fair's doing. End of my day at the park.
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The end result of my parking receipt sitting on the dashboard on a hot sunny day.
Ride Count: 198
Steel: 148
Wood: 50

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue May 15, 2007 6:47 pm

Good to see you had an awesome time! I soooo can't wait to get back on Top Gun in June! :b T-Road forewards no airtime? Hmm not how I remembered, but I sure remember the ejector air and spinal readjustment on backwards T-Road! Great pics!

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Postby tngdiablo » Tue May 15, 2007 6:59 pm

Moar!
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On my way to see Spider-Man 3 with a friend, I hit 80000 miles on my 11 year old Saturn. Proof.
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Heading back into South Carolina from Pineville.
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Hello South Carolina. I like your gas prices, they rock.
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Not much of a skyline at this park. It is in need of a hyper.
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The park was empty on Mother's Day. No more oompa loompas (school groups), only families with small children.
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Top Gun....through the TREES. I rode 6 times without getting off.
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SLC in training. I had a longer wait for this than for Top Gun.
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No Smoking ftw! For the most part, there were no problems with smoking.
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Loop da loop.
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Hello, I am crazy support. How do you do?
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Yay for fountain?
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The Big Dowg. *giggles*
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Make it go away!
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No seriously, make it stop.
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The Boardwalk.
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Greetings
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Top Gun go fast.
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Remnants of the Paramount merchandise.
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No lines.
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Amazing.
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Who are these things?
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With only a few good rides at the park and being worn out by Top Gun, I left around 2 and went to Jack in the Box.
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Chicken sangwich combo for me with a HUGE soda.
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Jack in the Box was in NC, I had to cross back into SC to get to cheap gas and the 77. Thunder Road from the back.
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Hello South Carolina again.
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This gas station had racing gas. I was very tempted to put it in my Saturn but at 5.99/gallon. No thanks.
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Back into North Carolina on the 77.
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Hi really nice Corvette.
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Pink 3000GT, hawt!
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Stopped off at JR and saw a blimp flying rather low.
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It is the ULTIMATE shopping zone, except not really.
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They had a very nice cigar collection and I bought some Romeo y Julietas. End of TR. Hope you enjoyed it.
Ride Count: 198
Steel: 148
Wood: 50

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Postby ECZenith » Wed May 16, 2007 8:37 am

One question: what's up with the fish on the Ricochet sign? :lmao:
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Postby tngdiablo » Wed May 16, 2007 11:08 am

I'm guessing its in keeping with the Carolina Boardwalk theme of that section of the park.
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